Description This delicately carved statue probably comes from the church of Meulan, north of Paris, where it was intended to be seen in the round, as suggested by its fully carved back. The Virgin holds out a lily and supports the Child (holding a prayer book) with her left arm. Her mantle is also her veil, an elegant combination that unifies the figure in a manner frequently seen in 14th-century art, including Gothic ivories.
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- The International Style: The Arts in Europe Around 1400. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1962.
- Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1999-2000.
Provenance [From the church at Meulan near Mantes, Seine et Oise]; Georges Joseph Demotte, Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1910, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1910
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